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Long Eaton too hot for Academy

9 months ago By Neil McGowan

On a bitterly cold day Basford United Academy went down 5-2 to top of the table Long Eaton United in a game switched to Greenwich Avenue.

Earlier in the season the teams had drawn 2-2 so it was all to play for.

It was Long Eaton who made a blistering start and the game was all but over as they raced into a 3-0 lead inside the opening seven minutes. A combination of poor defending, not implementing the game plan and the excellent movement and finishing of MOM Zak Goodson killed the game in the opening minutes.

Basford did manage to rally and after 25 minutes a superb finish from Shipton reduced the deficit. Both Shipton and Wakefield had chances to level the game but it was 1-3 at Half time.

Basford started the second half as they began the first and it was 4-1 after only three minutes. Long Eaton soon notched their fifth as they continued to break forward with ease and it was only missed chances that kept the score down.

Basford did pull one back late on via the hard working Wakefield but it was too little too late.

A well-deserved victory for Long Eaton who were far better on the day.

Updated 17:53 - 7 Mar 2018 by Neil McGowan

Where next?

Basford host Lincoln in bid to beat freeze Lincoln United will be the visitors to Greenwich Avenue on Saturday (3.0) as the First Team attempt to beat the freezing weather as well as Lincoln.
Weekly Round Up: 24 - 25 Feb The half term break meant a reduced fixture list at the weekend for Community teams, but for some there was a welcome return to action.


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